Hydropower plays a big role electrifying many African countries. (Photo/Shutterstock).

Africa Is Building Power Dams Big Time, And Risks Being Punished Heavily For It Down The Line

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will have an installed generating capacity of 6000MW. This is similar in size to the worlds largest nuclear power station, Japans Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.

The desert is winning in many parts of northern Nigeria. (Photo/WB/Flickr).

40 Million Nigerians In 11 States Are Caught In A Fight For Their Livelihoods That They Can’t Win Alone

Every year Nigeria loses between 350,000 and 400,000 hectares of forest cover, and over 10.5 billion naira to environmental challenges. Unofficial estimates put the annual losses in the billions of dollars.

Fishing boats in Hout Bay, South Africa. In most of Africa, in the decades to come the boats will not sail as there will be hardly any fish to catch. (Photo/Andrew Ashton/Flickr).

How Climate Change Might Hit African Fisheries: Catches Could Fall By Record 60% In Parts Of The Continent

In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.